Kids and families
Take your kids (ages 11 and under) to the library for story times with crafts. The New Paris Library has story time on Nov. 7, 14 and 28 at 5 p.m. each day. Camden Library will have story times on Nov. 8 and 15 at 5:30 p.m. each day.
Stop by the West Elkton Library on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. to learn the art origami! We’ll have origami books for inspiration. Paper and refreshments will be provided by the library.
Bring the kids to the West Elkton Library on Monday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. to build a robot with Cubelets! With Cubelets, you can build a robot that flashes lights, moves, and responds to lighting and your movments.
Lego Building Contests
Show off your Master Builder skills at the Eaton Library on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. You can win a prize for the best builder in three different age groups for grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5. You’ll have one hour to finish. Light refreshments will be available. You must bring your own Legos, and all bricks must be separated before building.
Kids in West Manchester and Eldorado will also have a chance to compete in Lego building with the same rules as the Eaton Library. Bring your Lego blocks to the West Manchester Library on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. or the Eldorado Library on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m.
For ages 8-12, we have programs at each library branch in November that may include crafts, games, or other fun activities with an autumn theme. Catch tween-tivities at your local library:
Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m. at the Eldorado Library
Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 4:45 p.m. at the Camden Library
Monday, Nov. 7 at 4:30 p.m. at the West Manchester Library
Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 4:30 p.m. at the New Paris Library
Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 4:30 p.m. at the West Elkton Library
Monday, Nov. 14 at 4:30 p.m. at the West Alexandria Library
Tasty Tales presented by Cooking Caravan
What goes best with books and songs? Tasty snacks, of course! Cooking Caravan will visit the libraries and share their Tasty Tales program, which includes an awesome story, interactive songs, and a tasty snack to tie it all together! Here’s the schedule:
Monday, Nov. 14 at 4:15 p.m. at the West Manchester Library and at 6:15 p.m. at the West Alexandria Library
Monday, Nov. 21 at 4:15 p.m. at the West Elkton Library and at 6:30 p.m. at the New Paris Library
Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 4:15 p.m. at the Eldorado Library and at 6 p.m. at the Eaton Library
Dr. Insecta’s Bug Lab
Dr. Insecta is bringing some of the world’s largest live insects to the Camden Library on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 5:30 p.m. His Bug Lab is an interactive program that entertains, educates and desensitizes fears we have about these incredible creatures who let us share their world.
Teens (grades 6-12)
Anime Club: Ninjas
For grades 6-12: watch anime, try Japanese snacks, play ninja video games and make edible fondant ninjas at the Eaton Library on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 3:30 p.m. Registration is required. Sign up at the Eaton Library front desk or call (937) 456-4331.
Play Minecraft on the Xbox 360 and on the Wii U at the Eaton Library on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 3:30 p.m. We’ll have snacks, too. Minecraft Mania is for teens in grades 6-12, and you must register at the library or call (937) 456-4331 to ensure your spot.
Zelda and NES Classic Gaming
Teens in grades 6-12: Compete in Nintendo Land’s Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest and try the original Legend of Zelda on the library’s new NES Classic console! You can also make Zelda crafts and eat Zelda snacks and enter to win a Link plush as a door prize at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Eaton Library. Registration required. Call (937) 456-4331 or register at the library.
The Preble County Room’s semi-annual Night Owl Prowl genealogy lock-in returns on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 5-10 p.m. Researchers will provide you free assistance with the library’s collection of local history, as well as the library’s online genealogy databases.
Creative writing group
The Eaton Library’s Creative Writers Group for adults meets every second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Bring a written piece to share if you like. We’ll provide writing activities and prompts for a little extra inspiration. The next meeting of the group is Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m.
Learn more about the search for Bigfoot from Mike Miller and Mike Feltner of the Ohio Night Stalkers. You’ll hear about tracking Bigfoot in Ohio and some recent sightings in the area. The Ohio Night Stalkers will bring some audio and video recordings. Join us Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Eaton Library.
Book Angels adult craft
Recycle books with a few simple folds, rolled magazine pages, and hot glue to make an angel for holiday décor or as a gift. Here’s the schedule:
Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the West Alexandria Library
Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. at the West Manchester Library
Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eaton Library
Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Eldorado Library
Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Camden Library
Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Paris Library
Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. at the West Elkton Library